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31st Dec '15 6:08:08 PM Scorntex
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* ''ComicBook/TheSimpsons'': One Treehouse of Horror issue has pod-people taking over Springfield, and they manage not only to get Krusty, but the entire production staff of Itchy and Scratchy, so instead of mindless violence, the show consists of Itchy and Scratchy watching a wall dry (and commenting on it).
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28th Dec '15 7:50:37 PM Prfnoff
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* ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'': In a StoryArc where the television set in Calvin's house is stolen, he tries watching the blank wall where it used to be and finds that it's not fun at all:
-->'''Calvin''': So here I am, not being entertained.\\
'''Hobbes''': A pointless existence, huh?\\
'''Calvin''': I mean, the wall is even plain old ''white!''
28th Dec '15 7:46:18 PM Prfnoff
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* ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}''
** Jon's rural brother loves watching his clothes spinning inside the washing machine.
** Garfield also finds the idea of CowTipping moronic.
** Jon's family is also excited seeing a white mouse. Garfield remarks: "These people need a TV."
* ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide''
** A pre-television family is sitting on and around a couch, all staring at a blank wall.
** Another one shows cavemen trying to play RockPaperScissors before scissors and paper were invented. Every round they play ends in a tie.
* In a ''ComicStrip/{{Zits}}'' comic strip, Walt talks about leaving {{Woodstock}} because it was raining and going to paint his grandmother's kitchen (which he seems to have preferred).
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* ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}''
** Jon's rural brother loves watching his clothes spinning inside the washing machine.
** Garfield also finds the idea of CowTipping moronic.
** Jon's family is also excited seeing a white mouse. Garfield remarks: "These people need a TV."
* ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide''
** A pre-television family is sitting on and around a couch, all staring at a blank wall.
** Another one shows cavemen trying to play RockPaperScissors before scissors and paper were invented. Every round they play ends in a tie.
* In a ''ComicStrip/{{Zits}}'' strip, Walt talks about leaving {{Woodstock}} because it was raining and going to paint his grandmother's kitchen (which he seems to have preferred).
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26th Dec '15 12:53:41 PM eroock
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8th Sep '15 3:59:43 PM VMacek
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* ''GetSmart'' - in a parody episode of ''TreasureOfTheSierraMadre'', Max arrives at the tiny town of Mira Lodo, Mexico.
-->'''Max''': Mira Lodo - what's that mean?
-->'''Local''': Look at the mud.
-->'''Max''': What do you do around here for excitement?
-->'''Local''': Look at the mud.
15th Aug '15 6:23:29 AM ANTMuddle
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E3TooManyPinkiePies "Too Many Pinkie Pies"]], this -- a literal watching-paint-dry test -- is how the other Mane Five determine who the real Pinkie is. The fakes can't stand not having fun for so long, but the real, more complex Pinkie Pie (who suggested the idea) can withstand anything if it means she won't be made to leave her friends.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E3TooManyPinkiePies "Too Many Pinkie Pies"]], this -- a literal watching-paint-dry test -- is how the other Mane Five determine who the real Pinkie is. The fakes can't stand not having fun for so long, but the real, more complex Pinkie Pie (who suggested the idea) can withstand anything if it means she won't be made to leave her friends. And besides, while the real Pinkie Pie would have been afraid of the unknown consequences of failing, the fakes had nothing to lose that way.
14th Jul '15 8:53:11 PM ultimomant
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* Wrestling/JeffHardy once mocked [[Wrestling/JohnMorrison Johnny Nitro]] by saying he would rather watch paint dry than watch him wrestle. [[NotHyperbole Jeff later showed he wasn't kidding]].

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* Wrestling/JeffHardy once mocked [[Wrestling/JohnMorrison Johnny Nitro]] by saying he would rather watch paint dry than watch him wrestle. [[BrickJoke Jeff later showed]] [[NotHyperbole Jeff later showed he wasn't kidding]].
14th Jul '15 3:42:52 PM ultimomant
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* Wrestling/JeffHardy once mocked [[Wrestling/JohnMorrison Johnny Nitro]] by saying he would rather watch paint dry than watch him wrestle. [[NotHyperbole Jeff later showed he wasn't kidding]].
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16th Jan '15 6:42:11 PM Geoduck
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* One "drawn from a hat" suggestion on ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'' is something along the lines of "world's most boring TV shows", and so Ryan Stiles does this trope: "..and now that we've got that second coat on, let's just watch it dry!"
12th Dec '14 2:49:38 PM Prfnoff
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* In "Literature/ItsAGoodLife," television night in Peaksville involves everyone pulling up chairs and staring avidly at a television set that ''isn't turned on''. (Not that turning it on would help, there being no electricity.) It's a ''good'' thing that most of the inhabitants of Peaksville agree that it's better than any television they've ever seen.
** Most folks in Peaksville would undoubtedly prefer that TV night, or anything else involving going anywhere near Anthony's house, was rather less interesting than it can sometimes be... though they wouldn't be caught dead thinking that it wasn't ''good'' the way it is. Or, at least, if they were caught thinking that, they would be dead. They hope.

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* In "Literature/ItsAGoodLife," television night in Peaksville involves everyone pulling up chairs and staring avidly at a television set that ''isn't turned on''. (Not that turning it on would help, there being no electricity.) It's a ''good'' thing that most of the inhabitants of folks in Peaksville agree that it's better than any television they've ever seen.
** Most folks in Peaksville would undoubtedly prefer that TV night, or anything else involving going anywhere near Anthony's house, was rather less interesting than it can sometimes be... though they wouldn't be caught dead thinking that it wasn't ''good'' the way it is. Or, at least, if they were caught thinking that, they would be dead. They hope.
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